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Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.
The book is based on an inter-disciplinary course that we teach at Cornell.
The book is published by Cambridge University Press (2010); for more information, please see Cambridge's page for the book.
To the narcissist, the Internet is an alluring and irresistible combination of playground and hunting grounds, the gathering place of numerous potential Sources of Narcissistic Supply, a world where false identities are the norm and mind games the bon ton.
Technology did not invent or even foster narcissism rather, it was driven by it: an increasingly narcissistic populace demanded empowerment, self-expression, self-gratification, and self-aggrandisement via gadgets and software applications that catered to its pathology.The somatic finds cyber-sex and cyber-relationships aplenty.The book, like the course, is designed at the introductory undergraduate level with no formal prerequisites.To support deeper explorations, most of the chapters are supplemented with optional advanced sections.
These are phenomena that involve networks, incentives, and the aggregate behavior of groups of people; they are based on the links that connect us and the ways in which each of our decisions can have subtle consequences for the outcomes of everyone else.Networks, Crowds, and Markets combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior.